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i am just wondering why people are saying Q9550.... when the cpu i have is a Q9650!!!!

anyway...
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Originally Posted by Heavy MG View Post
Exactly. He's already set on on going AMD for the BD upgrade,which the intel people seem to have missed.
Hes making an illogical choice. His old CPU is just as fast as anything AMD sells right now, it would be a side grade, aka a waste of time.

OP, Keeping your old rig and waiting out the bulldozer fairy tale would be your best bet. Under no circumstances should you be buying a Phenom II. If BD turns out awesome make the switch then, if not jump to sandrybridge. If you need an upgrade right now, sandybridge.
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i am just wondering why people are saying Q9550.... when the cpu i have is a Q9650!!!!

anyway...
Even more of a downgrade then.
    
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If you want a descent upgrade at a good price go for an i5 2500k cpu and p67 motherboard. At this moment in time there is no better for gaming at a reasonable budget.

You'd be mad to side grade over what you already have
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yes maybe... but money for power the 480 beats the 570 in price and performance.......
I agree especially mine
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I think OP said the rig will be sold in a few hours. So why do you guys insist that he keeps the system then? Besides, the AM3+ motherboard will keep OP happy for a year or two..
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Q9550 is faster.
If you're a gamer, this is actually correct.

The x6 will only beat your Q9550 in applications that utilize all 6 cores.

Perhaps looking into things before promising your parts to other people would be a better idea!

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I think OP said the rig will be sold in a few hours. So why do you guys insist that he keeps the system then? Besides, the AM3+ motherboard will keep OP happy for a year or two..
Why would you recommend selling something, spending as much if not more and getting less performance with your new parts?

That's why people are telling him not to sell it, because it's a stupid idea!

Also, by telling him to go AM3 now and wait for Bulldozer, you're telling him to buy a board that may not even support all of BD features when they're released.

All in all, it's a BAD idea.
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Wait for BD
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I think OP said the rig will be sold in a few hours. So why do you guys insist that he keeps the system then? Besides, the AM3+ motherboard will keep OP happy for a year or two..
Same can be said for intel and sandybridge, but as we currently have no idea on official BD release, price or performance it is pointless, I believe BD will be more expensive than current 1155 anyhows
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i am just wondering why people are saying Q9550.... when the cpu i have is a Q9650!!!!

anyway...
Bump for all those who STILL THINK you have a q9550
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